It’s very rare that you spend an afternoon baking cupcakes and you don’t want to eat them right away. Chances are, your midnight snack baking frenzy has turned into an inescapable need to try just one cupcake, even if they’re still piping hot. Or, let’s be honest, you could have sweated for hours over the oven to bake a batch for a party, and you just want to clean the mess in the kitchen and finish up already — we’ve all been there, too. But no matter the situation, patience is key when it comes to finishing cupcakes, and for good reason.